Friday, October 28, 2011

NEW ONLINE ARRIVAL: Armadani Diamond & Gemstone Bands

Introducing Armadani wedding, anniversary & eternity bands. Three friends with over 76 years of experience started the company in 1999 to achieve one common goal -- creating exquisite gemstone bands. And as you can see on our website, they succeeded. Each band combines full-cut, high quality diamonds with princess-cut rubies, blue, pink or yellow sapphires channel set in 14K gold. A WOW holiday or anniversary gift. Check out Armadani under the "Our Designers" (top toolbar), then choose "Available Online."

Monday, October 10, 2011

In-Store Designer Spotlight: Tashka by Beatrice

Referring to the Hungarian term for handbag, Tashka by Beatrice was endearingly named for the tote that designer Beatrice Matiash carried her accessories in when first launching in 2000.

From polished to playful, the Tashka by Beatrice collection has been designed to explore the facets of femininity through color, texture and ornamentation. Semiprecious stones ranging from muted pastels to primaries in vibrant or deep tones are all arranged in unexpected combinations. Tashka by Beatrice is further distinguished by a selection of styles that incorporate wire-wrapped components forming knobby clusters, with up to 300 per necklace.

Through the years, Beatrice has been and continues to be motivated by unconventional sources of inspiration. “I am in part a collector,” she said. “Everywhere I go, I feel drawn to the color combination on anything from a flyer to a tea set, and I collect all these things that influence my jewelry designs.”

Beatrice earned her B.A. from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and formerly worked at DKNY.

Monday, October 3, 2011

In-Store Spotlight: Dina Mackney Designs

VALLEY JEWELERS is proud to carry Dina Mackney Designs.
Dina's artistry has graced the pages of InStyle Magazine, The Washington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and The Palm Beach Post, as well as adorned the necks and fingers of many celebrities.

Her designs are substantial -- gemstone heavy with a casual elegance.
Most known for her necklaces and rings, pieces typically range from $300 to $1000.

Dina uses the highest quality materials, creating unusual combinations that make women feel fabulous. Her goal is to have women look and feel great in her jewelry no matter where their busy lives take them.

A native Texan, she has lived in Florence, London and Manhattan.
She has studied at The University of Virginia as well as The Parsons School of Design. Currently, she is a single mom sharing her life with her two children, Jackson & Lily.

Lavender Amythest and Garnet Pendant on Spinel Necklace.

Olive Quartz Pendant on Green Garnet Multistrand Necklace